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Sweet & Spicy Pulled BBQ Chicken Sandwiches

SWEET, SMOKEY, SPICY  PULLED BBQ CHICKEN SANDWICHES RECIPE THAT’S EASY TO MAKE AND COMES TOGETHER SUPER QUICK! GREAT DINNER FOR BUSY EVENINGS!
Course chicken, Dinner, Main, Main Course
Cuisine American, southern
Keyword BBQ sauce, chicken, sandwich
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Servings 4 sandwiches
Author Divas Can Cook

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs seasoned bone-in chicken breast cooked and shredded (see note)

HOMEMADE BBQ SAUCE

  • 1/2 cup ketchup
  • 3 Tablespoons yellow mustard
  • 3 Tablespoons apple cider vinegar
  • 3 Tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons honey
  • 4 Tablespoons butter melted
  • 1 Tablespoon worcestershire sauce
  • 1/4 teaspoon celery salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon smoked salt
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 2 teaspoons chili powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • liquid smoke several dashes
  • Buttered and toasted potato buns
  • Coleslaw optional

Instructions

  • In a large bowl combine all of the sauce ingredients.
  • Taste and adjust seasonings if needed. (Don't be alarmed at the bold flavor, it won't taste as strong once it's combined with the chicken)
  • Heat the sauce on medium and let it barely simmer for about 5-10 minutes (optional)
  • Mix sauce into shredded chicken a little at a time until your desired consistency is reached (I never use all the sauce since I just like my chicken to be lightly coated.
  • Top the prepared potato buns with the BBQ chicken and then top with cole slaw (optional but recommended)
  • Serve hot.

Video

Notes

To really speed the process, you can use a rotisserie chicken. I brushed my bone-in chicken with a little olive oil and then sprinkle with a mixture of salt, pepper and garlic powder. Then I roasted them on 425 F. for about 35-45 minutes.